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Old 08-11-2009, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll make my intro short and sweet. I've been boarding for 8+ seasons. Joined the Marine Corps two years ago, and havent boarded since that. This winter, I finally get a good leave block to hit the slopes for a week or so, so it's time for a new setup. Heres my stats:

Weight 185-195 usually
Boot size 10.5
Riding style Jibs, terrain park, speed, and carving the slopes
Age 21, weight shouldnt change much
Budget Uncle Sam gives a pay check every two weeks...No budget
Your location of riding Tahoe, might hit up Colorado this winter for leave...Or Whistler again *drool*

I've been reading the reviews and searching the net. One board from the reviews that interests me is K2 Podium (07/08) with Rome 390's. From the description, it sounds perfect. As i've been out of the loop for sometime, any advice or bits of info you can through at me would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunatly one of the best board shops I went to closed down last year...
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can't go wrong w/ the 390's
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Podium is one of K2's entry level boards but if you're going to be on and off in terms of boarding, it'll serve you fine. Given your weight, I'd go with something around 161cm. It'll be soft enough for park and stiff enough for carving. You won't need a wide board.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm...Entry level doesnt sound all that great.

What about Rome Design?
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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k2 believer
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Believer or Parkstar or Indoor FK or Horrorscope or DH2 or Crush or Evil Twin...
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if you want speed you are more than likely going to want something with a sintered base. The capita indoor survival suggested by Nivek is the way I'd go. Plus its got some killer graphics this year.
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+1 for the capita indoor survival fk.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Believer is a stiffer board which I think is better suited for pipe and freeriding than park. If the Parkstar is anything like the Darkstar, which I think is one of the best all around cambered boards on the market, the Parkstar will be a great board to get. The DH2 (never ridden this board) is supposedly a stiffened up version of the DH. So long as the tip and tail has been stiffened up, the DH2 should also be a good all around board - the DH has really soft tip and tail, so if you bomb down a hill with the DH, you WILL get a lot of chatter. I can't comment on the other boards.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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sorry to be noob but what is a chatter..just high speeds or what?
im in the same situation as the OP.
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